Nationwide, drunk driving is on the decline – but you wouldn’t know it living in Austin. This spring, the city has seen several high-profile deaths attributable to drunk driving.
This weekend, Kelly Noel – a well-known music fan who ran the popular ATXHispsters Twitter account – was killed by a drunk driver downtown. (The account continues to auto-tweet the latest stories from Austin news outlets, including KUT.) And in March, Rashad Owens allegedly killed and injured South by Southwest attendees when he accelerated into SXSW crowds while trying to evade police.
One of the victims of the car crash into South by Southwest crowds is now in the rehab stage of her recovery.
Mason Endres can now hop on one leg and push herself in a wheelchair. But she’s still learning to walk again.
Questions raised by this year’s South by Southwest festival and conference aren’t restricted to think pieces: The Austin City Council is now asking for “a full post-event evaluation” of the ever-growing event.
Tyler Okonma, who performs as Tyler, the Creator, was arrested and charged with “Riot - Class A misdemeanor.” Police released a video of Okonma telling fans outside of his show Thursday at the Scoot Inn to push past security personnel that were keeping them out of the venue.
Two people are dead and nearly two dozen are injured after Austin Police say a car plowed through South by Southwest crowds in Downtown Austin early this morning. The collisions took place along Red River Street near The Mohawk, a popular SXSW venue.
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Austin Kleon is a local artist and writer who is the first keynote speaker at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive. His book “Steal Like an Artist” spent six months on the New York Times best-seller list, and now he has a new advice guide for artists with this important lesson: show your work. KUT’s Nathan Bernier talked to Kleon in studio.
This was a fun interview. Thanks to Nathan and KUT.
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